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Accident description
Last updated: 24 May 2016
Date:Friday 16 February 1968
Time:ca 21:20
Type:Boeing 727-92C
Operator:Civil Air Transport
Registration: B-1018
C/n / msn: 19175/339
First flight: 1966-11-19 (1 year 3 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 63
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) NW of Taipei (   Taiwan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Destination airport:Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan
Flightnumber: 010
The flight from Hong Kong to Taipei was commenced with a CAT Senior Pilot performing the functions of a pilot-in-command. The flight was cleared for a straight in ILS runway 10 approach. The aircraft descended below the glide slope. The radio altimeter sounded at 350 feet, but corrective action wasn't taken in time. The 727 touched down, rolled 200 m and became airborne again before striking trees and a farmhouse. The Senior Pilot was properly licensed but he was neither the assigned pilot-in-command nor a pilot under training on this flight.



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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
19 NOV 1966 N5093 Air America
03 JAN 1968 B-1018 Civil Air Transport

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Taipei-Sung Shan Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (502 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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